On Oct. 3, Community Christian Church received the annual Administer Justice Barnabas Award. Campus Pastor Obe Arellano accepted the award, which was presented at the Administer Justice sixth annual Pastor Appreciation Event held at The Highlands of Elgin.
The recipient of this award models faithfulness through compassionate service to the community, mercy through supporting the poor and justice through steadfast service to those in need.
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Community 4:12 is the compassion and justice ministry of Community Christian Church that brings people together to transform under-resourced communities. The ministry focuses on relationships, empowerment and hope. In early 2012, the ministry opened its heart and doors to Administer Justice offering to host a monthly Saturday Branch Clinic to provide free legal services to low-income clients. Since inception, the clinic has served 58 families providing help and hope to those with limited resources and nowhere else to turn.
Administer Justice is a non-profit organization, providing free civil legal assistance to thousands of low-income area residents through a comprehensive program of educational outreach, legal assistance, government intervention and conflict resolution services.
The organization, headquartered in Elgin, served over 6,100 individuals in 2011 with the help of more than 700 volunteers who donated over 10,000 hours. Through partnerships with churches like Community Christian Church, Administer Justice is able to reach more in need of assistance throughout the suburbs.
To learn more about how you can make a difference in the fight for justice for all, call (847) 844-1100 or visit www. AdministerJustice.org.